Monthly Archives: April 2010

PLEX vs Cash Shops, plus the e-peen pony

To finish off a week of EVE-related posting, let’s talk about PLEX vs Cash Shops and how I believe they are two extremely different pieces of an MMO. As a side bonus this should also cover the e-peen pony that … Continue reading

Posted in Allods Online, Atlantica Online, Darkfall Online, EVE Online, MMO design, Patch Notes, PvP, Rant, RMT, World of Warcraft | 7 Comments

Sometimes others just say it better

This. edit: Fixed for grammar. IBB (In before Bonedead)

Posted in EVE Online | 27 Comments

Give me a reason to return

Continuing the recent string of WAR-related musings, I’d like to talk about developer focus today. As I see it, there are basically three groups of players for any MMO at all times: those who never played your game, those who … Continue reading

Posted in MMO design, Patch Notes, Rant, Warhammer Online | 9 Comments

Guild Wars to the rescue!

Thanks to this sale of the Guild Wars Trilogy on Amazon (Thanks Massively), that is going to be the title Aria and I play for now. We had a good time with the trial (though in a very limited fashion), … Continue reading

Posted in Guild Wars, Site update | 6 Comments

Creeping death: A return to WoW or WAR?

At some point later this year I’m either going to return to Warhammer Online or World of Warcraft, mainly because I’d like to casually play an MMO with my fiancé again, and also to prevent any kind of burnout I … Continue reading

Posted in Allods Online, Combat Systems, Darkfall Online, MMO design, Patch Notes, Rant, RvR, Site update, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft | 37 Comments

Playing to not have fun

Hey look, someone finally tried an MMO near-everyone has been telling him to try. Of course, going into an MMO with the “I won’t be here long” mentality is like going into a restaurant right after you just ate a … Continue reading

Posted in EVE Online, MMO design, Rant, World of Warcraft | 40 Comments

DarkFall character update

Best clan name I’ve seen in a while: Fat kids lag IRL (it’s funny because it’s true) My vitality title quest is finally done, whooo!. 200 Revenants was a haul, albeit a very profitable one. With the title bonus I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Darkfall Online, PvP, Site update | 4 Comments